The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is located in Hillsboro, Oregon, about 20 minutes west of downtown Portland. The Rice NW Museum is home to the "Alma Rose" Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado. The museum also boasts the largest opal-filled thunderegg in the world, crystallized gold bigger than your hand, dinosaur eggs and fossils, an extensive meteorite collection, and hundreds of other attractions. The Rice Museum has become nationally recognized. It is the finest rocks and minerals museum in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the best in the nation.Our Hillsboro trip planner makes visiting Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals and other Hillsboro attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals reviews
This place is for people of all ages. My sister, Mother and I went to see the wonders this Museum holds. Rocks, gems and precious stones from all over the State of Oregon, as well as the world. The... more »
This is a (forgive the pun) a gem of a place, with a lot of very interesting rocks and fossils and well-informed docents. They are extremely welcoming to school groups, and do a great job with a very.... more »
Excellent museum! It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the collection is extensive and well presented. Take advantage of one of the guided tours if possible; the guide we had been there 15 years and was very knowledgeable about the exhibits and history of both the property and the Rice's. There is a gift shop with quite a lot of rock specimens for sale. There are periodic events held on the grounds which also have some places to picnic. Highly recommended.
I loved this museum! Dylan and Elizabeth are so kind and knowledgable. The amazing examples of petrified wood, agates, crystals, a meteor and more will keep you busy for awhile! The gift shop has a varied selection of gems, books and other items. I found some beautiful necklaces and gifts. here is so much to learn and admire at this museum. Be sure to visit!
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